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Research interests

I work on theory and computation in high-energy astrophysics, connecting models to astrophysical data as directly as possible. Most of my work has concentrated on gamma-ray bursts, cosmic explosions caused by colliding neutron stars or imploding extremely massive stars. In particular, I study the properties of the relativistic outflows that these explosions generate and how to understand their broadband radiation from radio to gamma rays. The methods employed by myself and my collaborators range from parallel relativistic hydrodynamics simulations to Bayesian statistics of model fitting to data.

Further research interests include related topics such as blazars, stellar tidal disruption events and microquasars.

Teaching interests

I am involved in teaching of a number of computational (astro-)physics units and astrophysics theory units. These include programming in C, Computational Astrophysics, Fluid Dynamics in Physics and Astrophysics and high-energy astrophysics. I supervise bachelor and master students on a regular basis for their projects.

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Research Output 2005 2018

Gamma-ray burst afterglow blast waves

Van Eerten, H. 5 Jan 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Modern Physics D. 46 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gamma-ray Bursts
gamma ray bursts
1 Citations

Long optical plateau in the afterglow of the short GRB 150424A with extended emission: Evidence for energy injection by a magnetar?

Knust, F., Greiner, J., Van Eerten, H., Schady, P., Kann, D. A., Chen, T. W., Delvaux, C., Graham, J. F., Klose, S., Krühler, T., McConnell, N. J., Guelbenzu, A. N., Perley, D. A., Schmidl, S., Schweyer, T., Tanga, M. & Varela, K. Nov 2017 In : Astronomy & Astrophysics. 607, 11, 12 p., A84

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Open Access
189 Citations

Multi-messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger

Collaboration, L. I. G. O. S. , Collaboration, V. , Fermi, G. B. M. , INTEGRAL, , Collaboration, I. , Team, A. C. Z. T. I. , Collaboration, I. P. N. , Collaboration, T. I-H. , Collaboration, A. N. T. A. R. E. S. , Collaboration, T. S. , Team, A. G. I. L. E. , Team, T. . M. H. , Collaboration, T. D. E. C. G. W-E. M. , Collaboration, T. D. E. S. , Collaboration, T. D. L. T. , GRAWITA, , TeAm, G. R. A. W. I. , Collaboration, T. F. L. A. T. , ATCA, , Array, A. T. C. & 49 others ASKAP, Pathfinder, A. S. K. A., Group, L. C. O., OzGrav, DWF, AST3, Collaborations, C. A. A. S. T. R. O., Collaboration, T. V. I. N. R. O. U. G. E., Collaboration, M. A. S. T. E. R., J-GEM, GROWTH, JAGWAR, Caltech-, N. R. A. O., TTU-NRAO, Collaborations, N. T. A. R., Pan-STARRS, Team, T. M. A. X. I., Consortium, T. Z. A. C., Collaboration, K. U., Telescope, N. O., ePESSTO, GROND, University, T. T., Group, S. A. L. T., TOROS, Collaboration, T. R. O. O. T. S., Collaboration, T. B. O. O. T. E. S., MWA, Array, M. W., Collaboration, T. C. A. L. E. T., Collaboration, I. K. I-G. W. F., Collaboration, H. E. S. S., Collaboration, L. O. F. A. R., LWA, Array, L. W., Collaboration, H. A. W. C., Collaboration, T. P. A., Collaboration, A. L. M. A., Team, E. V. L. B. I., Collaboration, P. O. T. S., University, T. C. T. A. M., DFN, Network, D. F., ATLAS, Survey, H. T. R. U., RIMAS, RATIR, Africa/MeerKAT, S. K. A. S. & Van Eerten, H. 16 Oct 2017 In : Astrophysical Journal Letters. 848, 2, 59 p., L12

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Open Access
binary stars
neutron stars
radio emission
gamma ray bursts
61 Citations

The X-ray counterpart to the gravitational wave event GW 170817

Troja, E. , Piro, L. , Eerten, H. V. , Wollaeger, R. T. , Im, M. , Fox, O. D. , Butler, R. N. , Cenko, S. B. , Sakamoto, T. , Fryer, C. L. , Ricci, R. , Lien, A. , Jr, R. E. R. , Korobkin, O. , Lee, S. -K. , Burgess, J. M. , Lee, W. H. , Watson, A. M. , Choi, M. C. , Covino, S. & 14 others Avanzo, P. D., Fontes, C. J., Gonzalez, J. B., Khandrika, H. G., Kim, J., Kim, S. -L., Lee, C. U., Lee, H. M., Kutyrev, A., Lim, C. G., Ramirez, R. S., Veilleux, S., Wieringa, M. H. & Yoon, S. Y. 2 Nov 2017 In : Nature. 551, p. 71-74 4 p.

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Open Access
gamma ray bursts
gravitational waves
x rays
neutron stars
2 Citations

Microphysics and dynamics of the gamma-ray burst 121024A

Varela, K. , van Eerten, H. , Greiner, J. , Schady, P. , Elliott, J. , Sudilovsky, V. , Krühler, T. , van der Horst, A. J. , Bolmer, J. , Knust, F. , Agurto, C. , Azagra, F. , Belloche, A. , Bertoldi, F. , De Breuck, C. , Delvaux, C. , Filgas, R. , Graham, J. F. , Kann, D. A. , Klose, S. & 11 others Menten, K. M., Nicuesa Guelbenzu, A., Rau, A., Rossi, A., Schmidl, S., Schuller, F., Schweyer, T., Tanga, M., Weiss, A., Wiseman, P. & Wyrowski, F. 1 May 2016 In : Astronomy & Astrophysics. 589, A37

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
gamma ray bursts
time measurement
light curve